The clearing of native trees across Australia has resulted in the loss of millions of natural hollows. The devastation is particularly apparent in urban environments, which account for 85% of the nation’s human population.
Four species of pardalotes are found throughout Australia. Two of these species rely on natural hollows found in living or dead trees, as nesting sites.
This nest box provides an ideal alternative to a natural hollow for Striated Pardalotes and may also be used by Forty-spotted Pardalotes (in SE Tasmania), where such resources are lacking.
The addition of Spacers (2) is highly recommended for a wildlife Box, if it is to be affixed to a growing tree.